Samurai

Myth Understood

How Onna-Bugeisha, Feudal Japan's Women Samurai, Were Erased From History

While most Japanese women were subject to rigid social expectations of domesticity, onna-bugeisha women warriors who were known to be to be every bit as strong, capable, and courageous as their male counterparts
Christobel Hastings
9.24.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

The 'Westworld' Season Two Trailer Teases the Possibility of More Parks

The most tantalizing moment of the new footage is the least action-packed.
VICE Staff
7.24.17
digital art

The Samurai Lives on in These Dazzling Digital Drawings

The Mexican American artist incorporates traditional Japanese folklore and American animation in these kick ass character designs.
Nathaniel Ainley
6.14.17
ask a smart person

We Asked a Sword Instructor to Judge Lupe Fiasco’s Use of a Blade

In a move we didn't see coming, we found ourselves along the way.
Phil Witmer
3.29.17
For Honor

The Story of ‘For Honor’ Is the Most Fantastic Nonsense

It makes zero sense, and its makers don’t even try to root it in realism. But that’s what’s wonderful about it.
Ian Stokes
3.1.17
Design

A Robot Challenged a Sword Master to a Battle of Blades

The Yaskawa Bushido Project gives new meaning to the term "samurai code."
Beckett Mufson
2.20.17
knives

This Might Be the Most Beautiful Knife Collection Ever

We got an inside look at the blade collection of a man who provides some of Europe's best chefs with their knives.
Stefanie Staelens
2.5.17
Nioh

‘Nioh’ Is a Richly Detailed, Devilishly Challenging RPG That’s Just Too Tough for Me

Team Ninja’s samurai adventure is Souls-like in its difficulty—which is fine if you have the time to embrace it, says co-director Yosuke Hayashi.
Mike Diver
1.16.17
Art

Rarely-Seen Samurai Weaponry Finally Goes on Display

Did you know the Japanese used stingray skin to wrap sword hilts?
Dan Gentile
12.17.16
Film

Samurai Jack Is Coming Back to TV

Genndy Tartakovsky's beloved samurai returns on Adult Swim in 2016.
Beckett Mufson
12.2.15
NYC

Samurai Sword-Wielding Man 'Tried to Stab Himself' at Manhattan Apple Store

No injuries have been reported, and the MacBooks are okay after a scare at the Manhattan Apple store on Friday afternoon.
Melissa Cronin
11.21.15
Culture

Why Most Photos You See of Feudal Japan Are Deceptive

Samurai were fascinated by the chemistry of photography, which was seen as a symbol of Western progress.
Emiko Jozuka
10.22.15
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